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Hello everyone I'm currently 1000 miles in to a ride and from the start I've been noticing a steering wobble. Its most pronounced over 80 and in slight turns on the highway, also when I lean my weight forward. Its really bumming me out about this bike, I just got it tuned up and fresh tires for this trip, I can't remember noticing this before the new tires but I hadn't ridden it much so not sure.
Anyone have any clue what might be going on or is this normal for an 04 kingpin??? Thanks for any tips

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What tires are you running? If they aren't the stock Dunlops, it could be that.Another thing I have experienced on mine, if I don't have the fairing perfectly centered(and the same when I had the windshield) , I get a wobble and an unstable ride.

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It better not be the tires I just spent a million dollars on them but they are the metzelers, stock I'm pretty sure. I doubt ill be able to get a refund on them

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What's the tire pressure?

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KP's with metzlers have a bad reputation for wobbles. Start with upping the pressure to 38 front, and 41 rear

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Ugh, well thanks a lot for the tip ill adjust pressure in the morning I just left it at whatever the dealer put it at. Between mounting the tires and the tires themselves this may have been a costly mistake.
Ill post back tomorrow and report on how the pressure change goes!

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Strangely enough I think these tires justn needed to wear-in a bit or sometihng, the problem totally has vanished without making any adjustments.

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Make sure you didn't end up with a bias play and radial

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Make sure you didn't end up with a bias play and radial

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I'm sorry I'm a huge noob and have no clue what you're trying to say, could you explain it to me barney style? Thanks!!

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Look at the tire size on both tires, and make sure that both either have an "R" in the size, or both do not.

As in 180/55-R-18, or 180/55-18. There may be another letter in the descriptor, but only R means Radial

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